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MANAGEMENT BY FEAR
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The General Patton theory. Make your people more afraid of the boss than they are of the enemy. It worked for him during WWII. It does not work in the real world. This is a totally 9-0 skill level. The worst bosses I have ever had used fear (of losing your job) as their only motivation. I couldn't wait to "stick it to him" at the first opportunity. Management by fear works...but it bites you later on.

Who makes the best "boss"? Most surveys taken by the news media will tell you that the Best Boss is:
  • Consistently fair to everyone.
  • A person who knows his people and takes care of them.
  • A friendly, cheerful person who LISTENS.
  • A person who enjoys the company of the employees and participates in off-duty activities.
  • A person who gets the job done and shows a profit at the end of the year.
Consistency is one of the key factors in any leader. A boss who's UP one day, and DOWN the next is unpredictable. You never know who shows up for work. What you did yesterday (that was good), is now no good at all. You are uncomfortable when he/she is around. You cannot predict his/her reaction to any news, good or bad. We've all had bosses like that. You usually looked around for another job.

In a survival situation, there are no other jobs. Your best bet for survival is to stick together as a group for mutual protection. You are stuck. However, since your leadership is open to vote, this person can and should be replaced. It's hard to do. One of the hardest things to do is fire someone. And that's the way the (newly replaced) boss will feel. Now you have a member of the group with an attitude problem. But, is his/her attitude problem affecting the group? Good question.